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Life As A Woman

As a little girl we think of our dreams, we think of being married one day, we play house with our friends, we ride our bikes, we create stories within our heads.  We dream and we fantasize as to what life is going to be.

As a teenager we begin to find who we truly are.  WE question our friendships, we question who we are.  We dive into our interests.  We start to date, we have our first kiss, we begin to notice the changes in our bodies, we get insecure, we cry, we get emotional, Not all of us have our first kiss, but we think about it.  

As a young adult, we are thrown into the world, trying to figure out our first big decision of what we want to do with our lives, we find love, some get married, some get divorced, some gain hearts and some get broken hearts. We continue to dream, we enter the workforce for the very first time.  WE know our bodies, and we learn to enjoy sex.  We are each on a journey, and we are the ones behind the paths we take. 

In our thirties, we are comfortable with who we are.  We don't put up with people's **** nearly as much.  We say what's on our minds, we no longer hold back.  We are confident with our bodies, and we begin to notice the changes in them too.  We put on weight, we have children, we're thrown into motherhood.  For some of us, we never become mothers, for some of us, we lose a parent for the first time or may be even younger.  Some of us find out that we can not conceive children, some of us find out we really don't want children.  Some of us may find that what we wanted out of life was not what we wanted at all, and some of us are brave enough to start over.  Some of us had a dream of being married, and then realized the dream was no longer his, or no longer yours together.  Others hit a patch in their relationship, had some lows.  Some may have been diagnosed with a disease for a very first time, others may have had a loved one grow ill and lose life.  Some of us get that promotion we've been working towards while others of us realize the job we in is not the job for us, yet again. 

In our 40's, we are living life.  For some of us, we have a family, have a career, and have a house that we have finally made a home.  For others, life did not necessarily end up this way.  For some, we find the road we wanted to travel did not work out that way.  For some, we have a little bit more edge to us.  For others, we realize what life is.  Some are luckier than others, some want that family life, or some lucked out with that great relationship.  Some were lucky enough to have friendships that lasted throughout the years.  For others, we are faced with life and the reality of what has become of it.  But it does not stop us.  We continue to keep the fight going.  And we continue to work hard. 

In our 50s we realize we're getting old.  We look at our accomplishments and realize what an amazing woman we've become... We take trips, we explore the world, we enjoy life.  We relax more, we are blessed  For others, we are now the caregivers of our parents, taking care of them, as their health deteriortes before our eyes.  It is hard to see the same person that gave us their everything like this, so wear, and so fragile.  It is sad, it is hard work, but we do it because the love we have is unconditional.  We continue to work hard in our jobs, and a new worry sets in that our job may not be nearly as secure as it once was.  We're getting older, and we realized we can be replaced so easily with someone younger, someone that knows the latest technology where we aren't nearly as steadily learners right now. Some of us have our grandchildren to look at for the very first time, and we start to spoil our grandkids and help our children become parents, or for even some, become the parenting figure because our children weren't quite ready for this new role in their lives.  Some of us find out we have cancer, or our loved one was.   

There is so much we endure in life.  The older we become, the wiser we do become of the life experience we have.  But with every new experience comes tears of happiness or tears of sadness.  Every new experience comes with struggles and successes.  We may meet failure, but we pick ourselves back up and do it all over again.  We learn, we grow, we endure.  Being a woman is not easy.  Each journey and path is so different for everyone.  But I just truly hope you never lose your dreams. 
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Hi kind woman, I can relate to all of what you said. And I am a man. But I had my dreams too. Career. I did that. I still have that and I am lucky that I Love my work and my career. I married because I wanted a family because I lost mine at a young age. I have 4 grown kids and I am a very handsome athletic man with the body of a well built 30 year old. I get looks from women younger then me all the time. I always have gotten the looks. So why was my wife never into me? I have a 3 year old grandson and a 2 year old granddaughter. I am an airline Captain with a prestigious career. So why has my 32 year marriage been so unhappy? Why does my wife resent and Hate me? I have my faults but they are not on the usual list of problem husband's. So where did I go wrong. I know now. I wanted a family it was my dream. It was not hers. I married the wrong person as she says. So we have agreed to split up but still stay married for financial reasons. But I relate to everything you said. My parents are long gone. Her's passed a few years ago. Yes I am a very sexual man but what I really want to do is relate. Share some simple good experiences. Some good conversation. Have a woman friend. Something that I have never had since I married at the age of 23, and lost when my mother divorced when I was 3 then died when I was 5. I wish I could have known her. I missed out on a lot because I cherish women but my woman does not, has never really cherished me. Like you said kind woman, that's just life. I can Handle that now. I have given up on the impossible. She gave up on me 8 years ago. She did try I give her credit. And she is a good person and mother just not affectionate. They have shared that with me. They got affection from me but I wish that they could have enjoyed that sense of wonder and affirmation from her. So we have agreed to stay married but live apart. She is thrilled to giddy. So am I. If you want to chat I would be so interested. I am a strong man emotionally and physically. I can not wait to start experiencing other women emotionally and sexualy. I am attracted to women with a strong sense of self esteem, who find themselves to be attractive looking. Or looking enough for there age. Not looking for physical perfection. A smile gets you a 5 out of 10 though in my book. A little maturity on a beautiful woman is still highly attractive. Thanks for all that you wrote. It shows a carrying and understanding sensitivity for others that is truly appreciated. And now you seem to be willing to give a little attention and loving to your self. I really hope that you succeed. Your family and friends would want you to be happy.

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sounds better to have never lived.. sigh

All I can say is WHEW.. one big THANK YOU .. please revisit this in your 60s and in your 70s .. and I hope you get to those milestones .. again .. thank you so much ..

The article is so good. And its title is better. And you are the best.

Wow, this is amazing. Absolutely beautiful ...way to go! Very nice, perfect way of putting moments of life into words. :)I cried when reading the part about grandparents seeing their grandchildren ..how touching!! Thank you! God bless!

This is truly amazing....beautiful....breathtaking....on so many levels, from so many different perspectives. Thank you for taking to time to craft this....and then to share it.

its really true nothing is in life by ur words i am really touched,only through experience v ll grow and learn everything. only god and self confidence help one to achieve their dreams.dont depent on others and be deattached from all,it help one to enjoy their life time.

While its a nice story, and there are a lot of common major life events listed, i don't know that they all really happen in that particular order.

Still, I really liked this. Its like reading a fictional character's autobiography, and it remains relateable to some women. =)

Thanks everyone for the beautiful comments =) I am the writer, just bummed I deleted my old profile which was "demetrie1930" hence the group, "I am Finding Demetrie"

you done did good with this one baby!

This story was well-written and beautifully expressed. You, madam, have inspired me!

Astonishing Very well written and true!

love this <3

truly beautiful!

Found a quote...

Dont try and find yourself, Create yourself ^_^

Hehe L0ve it!
Im 25 and dont put up with ppl's sh*t as much as i can try and with family. :-P
Great insight

i feel a bit more enlightened about the path ahead. thank you :)

Wow that was so well written. I can relate to so much of it. Kind put my life right out there in front of me to take a good look at. I am trying to hang on to my dreams but sometimes they just feel so far out of reach! I do cry tears of happiness and of sadness. Life is sometimes to hard. I am learning as I get older to just take it one day at a time. Who knows we might not be here tomorrow, so live for today!

now we have found out that we human......happy or sad...good or bad....we are all human......we are what we are.....nicely written

I can't figure out what this is supposed to be. It reads like a compilation of snippets from the worst "women's magazines" throughout history. It's ethnocentric, antiquated and and full of droll "observations" akin to announcing that the sun has risen yet another day. It's like reading the diary my grandmother kept at age 12. Is it meant to be philosophical?

What is Finding Demetrie?

I found that a pleasant & peaceful read. Thank you for sharing, It was a well writtne piece.

Well written..

now i'm coming to my first big decision!

Wow, you are quite the writer. I am 47 years old and your words ring very true. Can't wait to turn 50 for that traveling part :)

God bless you! Keep writing and I'll keep reading.

I can relate to this on so many labels. Yes, we endure a lot and face the battles as they come and some of us are strong because of what we've been through. Some of us start out with good relationships and then they start to fail for various reasons. I am at a crossroads in my life where I am going to have to start over at age 56, leave a man I loved so much but he changed the rules and now I am left to deal with it and do the best I can. We love men and try to make them happy but sometimes it just doesn't work out.



Where there used to be affection there is now none and its as if we are merely friends or roommates and we don't want to go but know that its the best choice for ourselves because we still have needs that aren't being fulfilled so we struggled with the choice of whether to stay or go and wonder if we will find love again. Its a hard choice for some women and an easy choice for others. I find it a hard choice but my life is not over yet and just because he wants to sit and watch tv and do nothing else doesn't mean my life has to stop, that I no longer want to experience new things.



Now we have very little in common with our husband or the man in our life and we are patient for a long while, maybe even years, but we have to ask ourselves if we are willing to live like this for the rest of our lives. The answer for me in no and yet I have so many memories with this man and I know I will miss him even though there is no real intimacy between us anymore. Its sad and we don't want to let go, we want it to work out but if only one is trying the end is obvious.



I know I am not the only one who is going through this so I come on here to read if any other woman is going through the same thing and I find that there is and I make friends and talk about my life and get advice that helps because I now know I am not alone. You have summed our lives up in your story and what I get out of it is that as a woman I must endure, I must fight for happiness, I cannot give up the dream, thank you.

Thank you TONS for writing this. I'm a young adult in a bit of a pickle in my life right now. Not sure what direction to take etc; I'm always feeling like a failure, but reading this made me realize that I'm just finding my place on this earth and it make take a few times before I get it right. I can't get to where I want to go before taking a few wrong paths. I am so proud to be a woman, to one day have kids of my own and make a house a home. This world may not be perfect but it's all how you see it. Thanks again for writing that. It really opened my eyes :)

wow! that's a very beautiful thing to share.

So very well written. What a beautiful thing to share!

Your observation of the different stages of life is very interesting, I can tell you've put a lot of thought into what you have written. Thanks for showing the good and bad, positives and negatives, ups and downs, and a variety of aspects of a woman's life. I can relate to many of the things you stated.

I apreciate, i love what you wrote, this ia tje real life, i am proud to be a woman,a wife a mom. I have no words but little by little i am walking trough your words. Thank you